In flashback, New York nightclub pianist Al Roberts hitchhikes to Hollywood to join his girl Sue. On a rainy night, the sleazy gambler he's riding with mysteriously dies; afraid of the police, Roberts takes the man's identity. But thanks to a blackmailing dame, Roberts' every move plunges him deeper into trouble... - IMDB Description favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Mystery, Film-Noir, Movie Powder, avi
No more uploads I was very satisfied with FTP uploading at archive.org. I was able to see exactly how much of the upload had been completed. I was able to see the rate at which the upload was progressing. And, perhaps most important of all, I was able to resume an interrupted upload. In other words, if I had uploaded 90% of a file when the connection was lost, all I had to do was reconnect and upload the remaining 10%. The programmers at archive.org have eliminated the best way of uploading,... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Cornel Wilde, Richard Conte, Jean Wallace, Brian Donlevy, Lee Van Cleef, Earl Holliman
"Sultry woman's boyfriend has her hook middle-aged clerk for his money, leading first to ironic and then tragic complications. Second of a pair of closely related middle class nightmares directed by Fritz Lang. (Remake of Jean Renoir's 1931 French film, La Chienne.)" - noir expert Spencer Selby favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Drama, Noir, Mystery
An ex-con trying to go straight is framed for a million dollar armored car robbery and must go to Mexico in order to unmask the real culprits. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery
In a classic poverty-row noir, the protagonist struggles helplessly in the grip of inexorable fate. Currently rated 7.4 at the IMDB. This was the first poverty-row film chosen by the Library of Congress for its National Film Registry, in 1992. Don't miss it. The copy you find here is sharper than the two that have already been uploaded. And the mpeg2 file contains nav packets, so you can load it into DVDAuthorGUI (a free program) and quickly create a DVD to watch on your television. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 15 reviews ) Topics: noir, Tom Neal, Ann Savage, poverty row, suspense, P.R.C.
This is a DVD image. Beat the Devil This movie has not become a cult classic for nothing. Among its other merits, it is one of the few films where a film noir is mixed with a comedy. It’s a whose who of actors of it’s vintage and is directed by John Huston. It stars Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida, Robert Morley and Peter Lorre. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews ) Topics: Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida
Curiosity propels two teens, Meg and Nath (Allene Roberts and Lon McCallister) to explore an apparently abandoned house in the countryside. Of course they are warned to stay away from the secluded place. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Thriller, Film-Noir, Mystery
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047878/ Police captain Peterson (Robert Middleton) storms into the office of police Lt. Leonard Diamond (Cornel Wilde) critical of Diamond's spending exorbitant amounts of the city budget and his own personal money in an attempt to arrest a crime boss Mr. Brown (Richard Conte). Peterson says it is a waste of time trying to find something incriminating to bring Mr. Brown to justice because his crime combo does business without accounting books, and furthermore... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 15 reviews ) Topic: syndicate, crime, Cornel Wilde, Brian Donlevy, film noir, Lee Van Cleef, Earl Holliman, Robert...
Four robbers hold up an armored truck getting away with over a million dollars in cash. Joe Rolfe (John Payne), a down-on-his-luck flower delivery truck driver is accused of being involved and is beaten up by the local police. Released due to lack of evidence, Joe, following the clues to a Mexican resort, decides to look for the men who set him up and get revenge. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 24 reviews ) Topics: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery, pdmovies
D.O.A. (1950) is a film noir drama film directed by Rudolph Maté, considered a classic of the stylistic genre. The frantically-paced plot revolves around a doomed man's quest to find out who has poisoned him – and why – before he dies. The film begins with a scene called "perhaps one of cinema's most innovative opening sequences" by a BBC reviewer. The scene is a long, behind-the-back tracking sequence featuring Frank Bigelow (O'Brien) walking through a hallway into a police... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 54 reviews ) Topics: suspense, film noir, pdmovies
"Wealthy businessman survives attempt by wife to have him killed, makes it look like she succeeded and starts a new life in small town as auto mechanic. Variation on idea elevated to noir importance by The Killers (1946), where victim of femme fatale tries to abandon the city and his past identity." - noir expert Spencer Selby favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 38 reviews ) Topic: pdmovies
Set Connecticut after World War II, The Stranger is a cat and mouse game between Wilson (Edward G. Robinson), a member of the Allied War Crimes Commission and Franz Kindler (Orson Welles), a Nazi who has assumed the false identity of Dr. Charles Rankin. To complete his new intelligentsia disguise, Kindler marries Mary Longstreet, daughter of a Supreme Court justice. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews ) Topics: Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller, pdmovies
Story of a young woman's obsessive love. Evelyn (Anne Baxter), an emotionally unstable woman, stays at the home of her doctor Dan Proctor (Scott McKay). She meets and falls in love with the doctors brother Douglas, but he is already happily married. Evelyn decides she will break up the marriage. Mystic Nights Videos favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews ) Topics: Anne Baxter, Ralph Bellamy, Aline MacMahon, Ruth Warrick, Scott McKay, Marie McDonald, Jerome...
Because a reviewer stated that the audio is out of sync with the video, here's a link to a different transcoding that was derived from a different source file: CLICK HERE Cornel Wilde stars in an excellent noir. This copy is sharper than the one that was already here. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Cornel Wilde, noir, Richard Conte, Brian Donlevy, Jean Wallace, Robert Middleton, Lee Van Cleef,...
No more uploads I was very satisfied with FTP uploading at archive.org. I was able to see exactly how much of the upload had been completed. I was able to see the rate at which the upload was progressing. And, perhaps most important of all, I was able to resume an interrupted upload. In other words, if I had uploaded 90% of a file when the connection was lost, all I had to do was reconnect and upload the remaining 10%. The programmers at archive.org have eliminated the best way of uploading,... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 22 reviews ) Topics: murder, lawyer, Raymond Burr, noir, thriller, Angela Lansbury, Perry Mason, Dick Foran, John...
After the theft of $500,000 in a carefully executed train robbery, an insurance investigator (Mark Stevens, who also doubled as director and producer) is forced to cancel a planned vacation with his wife to assist a railroad detective in identifying the culprits and recovering the money. However, private preoccupations weigh on his mind and he grows increasingly restless as the investigation goes on. External links: IMDB page American Film Institute entry Noir of the Week review Under the hood:... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews ) Topics: film noir, train robbery, Mark Stevens, King Calder, Felicia Farr, Marianne Stewart, Wesley Addy
This is pure noir. Lizabeth Scott and Arthur Kennedy are a couple who receive a satchel full of money that was intended for someone else (Dan Duryea). He wants to turn the cash over to the authorities; she wants to keep it---no matter what the consequenses: "Jane, Jane, what's happening to us---what's happening. The money sits down there in an old leather bag and yet it's tearing us apart. It's poison, Jane. It's changing you, it's changing both of us." "Chances like this are... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 15 reviews ) Topics: noir, suspense, murder, crime
An engrossing film noir with Mickey Rooney, Peter Lorre, and Jeanne Cagney. Needing money for a date, Rooney borrows $20 from the cash register, starting a chain of events that includes car theft, burglary, and possibly murder. Read more at the IMDB. (The video is interlaced in both the MPEG2 file and the Cinepack. If viewing with VLC, deinterlace with menu-path Video/Deinterlace/Blend.) This is a better copy than the previous versions that were uploaded. You can load the mpeg2 file into... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 15 reviews ) Topics: suspense, noir, crime, Mickey Rooney, Peter Lorre
"Tough cop helps his lover cover up the shooting of her wealthy husband. Mainstream noir, primarily distinguished by its acting and San Francisco visuals." - noir expert Spencer Selby Cast: Lee J. Cobb, John Dall, Jane Wyatt, Lisa Howard. 81 min. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 20 reviews )
http://imdb.com/title/tt0041368/ Thelma Jordon (Barbara Stanwyck), late one night, shows up in the office of married Assistant DA Cleve Marshall (Wendell Corey). Before Cleve can stop himself, he and Thelma are involved in an illicit affair. But Thelma is a mysterious woman, and Cleve can't help wondering if she is hiding something. Thelma has a plan up her sleeve that will ruin Corey if his love for her and his own weakness win out. Thelma has a heart and a conscience. She comes to love Cleve,... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews ) Topics: Crime, mystery, Barbara Stanwyck
Set Connecticut after World War II, The Stranger is a cat and mouse game between Wilson (Edward G. Robinson), a member of the Allied War Crimes Commission and Franz Kindler (Orson Welles), a Nazi who has assumed the false identity of Dr. Charles Rankin. To complete his new intelligentsia disguise, Kindler marries Mary Longstreet, daughter of a Supreme Court justice. Originally uploaded by k-otic.com favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: WWII, Suspense, Drama, Mystery
"Three gunmen, who have been hired to assassinate the President, hold a family hostage while waiting for their target. Interesting B film which focuses on psychopathic killer well-portrayed against type by Frank Sinatra." - noir expert Spencer Selby | Cast: Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, James Gleason, Nancy Gates. 77 min. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 36 reviews ) Topics: crime, drama, Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, James Gleason, Nancy Gates, Kim Charney
German director Fritz Lang is best known for the highly influential films from relatively early in his career, especially Metropolis (1927) and M (1931). But he also had a brief Hollywood heyday during the mid 1940s, when he made some of his best films. Scarlet Street has been claimed by film noir. This attribution is understandable. The lighting is dark, with heavy use of shadows. The characters are all shady as well. Kitty is certainly a femme fatale, although hints are dropped that she is an... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 29 reviews ) Topics: Film-Noir, Drama, Black Comedy, Fritz Lang
"Man is waylaid by chance in old home town, meets a girl down on her luck and a turbulent couple with whom he shares a dark childhood secret. Significant noir melodrama focusing on provocative, intermingling relationships of neurotic love, guilt and fear." - noir expert Spencer Selby Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Lizabeth Scott, Kirk Douglas (his first film), Judith Anderson, Roman Bohnen, Darryl Hickman. 115 min. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 18 reviews ) Topic: Martha Ivers, Lewis Milestone, Stanwyck, Kirk Douglas
A society reporter keeps herself in the headlines by marrying a series of wealthy men. They all die mysteriously afterwards though. Mystic Nights Videos favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews ) Topics: Robert Paige, Leslie Brooks, Russ Vincent, Michael Whalen, Mystic Nights Videos
In San Francisco, a woman tries to track down her husband, who is hiding from a killer and from the police. The IMDB entry is here. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews ) Topics: noir, crime, suspense, thriller, murder, witness
"Harsh tale of an alienated criminal's attempt to impersonate his psychiatrist-double. Important fatalistic noir, with classy visuals and a very fine script that features a creative doppelganger theme." - noir expert Spencer Selby Also titled "Hollow Triumph". Cast: Paul Henreid, Joan Bennett, Eduard Franz, Leslie Brooks, John Qualen. 82 min. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 13 reviews ) Topic: film noir, Joan Bennett, The Scar
A film noir shocker, based on the story Nightmare by Cornell Woorlich, in which average Joe Vince Grayson (De Forest Kelley) dreams he murders someone and wakes up to find it may not have been a dream. This is worth it for the clever plot twists alone. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews ) Topics: Film-Noir, Mystery, De Forest Kelley
Edmond O'Brien and Frank Lovejoy pick up a hitch-hiker (William Talman) who turns out to be an insane escaped convict. The mpeg2 file is ready to be loaded into dvdAuthorGUI to create a DVD to watch on your television. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 15 reviews ) Topics: suspense, terror, hitch-hiker, murder, convict
Gripping film noir crime drama about a manhunt for a ruthless killer who plays a deadly cat and mouse game with the police. Starring Richard Basehart, Scott Brady, Whit Bissell, and Jack Webb, this movie was the basis for "Dragnet". Watch for Whit Bissell, the unsung but solid bit player who has appeared in hundreds of films and TV shows favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 18 reviews ) Topics: crime drama, manhunt, film noir
NOTE: DESCRIPTION CORRECTED. This is about a crime fighting newspaperman. Brad McKay, played by Lee Tracy, whom I have never heard of, works with the police to solve a case involving $100k and some murders. He is wisecracking and thinks his way, rapidly, out of the surprises. Visit: VintageNewscast.com favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews ) Topics: the pay off, vintage
No more uploads I was very satisfied with FTP uploading at archive.org. I was able to see exactly how much of the upload had been completed. I was able to see the rate at which the upload was progressing. And, perhaps most important of all, I was able to resume an interrupted upload. In other words, if I had uploaded 90% of a file when the connection was lost, all I had to do was reconnect and upload the remaining 10%. The programmers at archive.org have eliminated the best way of uploading,... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 13 reviews ) Topics: Steve McQueen, Crahan Denton, David Clarke, bank robbery, heist, Saint Louis, St. Louis, pdmovies
A lawyer wins an a acquittal for his client, a woman accused of murder. After the verdict, he finds out that she indeed did commit the murder and manipulated him to win her acquittal. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews ) Topics: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
From IMDb: "A young man is wrongly convicted and sentenced to be executed. Reporters covering the execution relate the story, each from his own perspective." This film is already uploaded to the archives but was uploaded again so that viewers could enjoy the movie on line since the original file is not embedded into a player. Please note: This page wasn't created to impress anyone or compete with them, it was simply created so that others may be able to more easily enjoy the movie via... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews ) Topics: drama, film noir, Sally Parr, Patrick Waltz, Walter Reed
Derived from the 4.4 GB high-definition version found here on this site. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: John Payne, Preston Foster, Lee Van Cleef, Jack Elam, Neville Brand, Coleen Gray
A psychologically distraught woman is committed to a private sanitarium by the man whom she witnessed commit a murder. - IMDB Description favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Film-Noir, Vincent Price, Movie Powder, avi
The action begins when a car occupied by the corpse of a sleazy private detective glides down a hill and winds up in front of a police station. (The title of the film stems from the fact that police stations used to have green lights at the entrance.) Currently (2010-02-23) the movie is rated 7.2 at the IMDB! Some of the stars are William Gargan, Carole Landis, John Ireland, Charles Russell, and Don Beddoe. Althought this film was already on this site, those who didn't want to download 4... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 26 reviews ) Topics: William Gargan, crime, drama, noir, murder, mystery, police, reporters, John Ireland, Charles...
1948 B thriller shot by renowned cinematographer John Alton, who was also involved with the following films already available on the archive: T-Men (1947), He walked by night (1948), Hollow triumph (aka The scar) (1948), The crooked way (1949), Reign of Terror (1949) and The big combo (1955). IMDB page: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040829/ Two years after the accidental death of her husband, Christine Faber (Lynn Bari) is trying to put her life back together and move forward. However, strange... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews ) Topics: Turhan Bey, Lynn Bari, Cathy O'Donnell, Richard Carlson, John Alton, Film Noir
An atmospheric little noir starring Charles Russell and Mary Beth Hughes. Fritz Leiber, Sr. (father of the famous author) has a cameo as a seer or psychic. "You're very pretty ... when those lips aren't moving." (Yes, it's noir. See the Wikipedia entry and this.) The IMDB entry is here. This print seems to be complete and may be of higher quality than the one already in the Archive. You can load the mpeg2 file into DVDAuthorGUI (a free program) and create a DVD to watch on your... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews ) Topics: noir, Fritz Leiber, Charles Russell, Mary Beth Hughes
A reporter hears that a famous actress is dying in a hospital after being hit by a car. She goes to the hospital to interview the actress, who tells the reporter that her wealthy fiance, who was killed in an accident several years before, was actually murdered. Before long the reporter finds herself in a web of corruption, mental illness and murder. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Film-Noir, Crime, Crime Drama
"Middle-aged farmer goes to extreme lengths to protect the dark secret associated with a deserted house on his property. Murky psychological thriller with resonant settings and an emotive Miklos Rozsa score." - noir expert Spencer Selby favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 24 reviews ) Topics: Thriller, Film-Noir, Mystery
"Man is involved in two freakish accidents that make him look like a murderer. Poverty row masterwork that is the most precise elucidation of the noir theme of explicit fatalism." - noir expert Spencer Selby | Cast: Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake, Edmund MacDonald. | A B-movie, it was shot in six days. The film, budgeted for $89,000 and ended up costing $117,000 to make. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 26 reviews ) Topics: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller
"Low budget exposé thriller of corruption being uncovered in the parole system." - Spencer Selby, Dark City: The Film Noir | You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
A society reporter (Leslie Brooks) keeps herself in the headlines by marrying a series of wealthy men, all of whom die under mysterious circumstances favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir